Over 400 World Cup workers died in Qatar – Official
According to a senior Qatari official, "between 400 and 500" construction workers have died while constructing World Cup stadiums for the ongoing competition.
The number is unquestionably the highest admission of fatalities in the nation, according to The Daily Mail.
Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, made the recent remark impromptu during a conversation with British journalist Piers Morgan.
Morgan asked Mr al-Thawadi: ‘What is the honest, realistic total do you think of migrant workers who died from… as a result of work they’re doing for the World Cup in totality?’
“The estimate is around 400, between 400 and 500... I don’t have the exact number.
“That’s something that’s been discussed." "The figure is a drastically higher number than any other previously offered by Doha," Mr. al-Thawadi replied.
In a later statement issued regarding the controversial figures, the Supreme Committee said Mr. al-Thawadi was referring to “national statistics covering the period of 2014–20 for all work-related fatalities (414) nationwide in Qatar, covering all sectors and nationalities."
The Guardian reported in 2021 that 6,500 migrant workers had died since the country was awarded the rights to host the 2010 World Cup by FIFA.
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